zamorac

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On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (205 comments in total)
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whakapu: Interesting. All good, some very, none great. There are a few thousand versions of all of those on all sites that would be impossible to choose between, It's further illustration that the like/fave/follow numbers are more about networking than excellence.

^this comment. These are solid images but we've seen some variation of all of them before. I wonder what must one do to take truly unique photo anymore?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article Buying Guide: The best cameras under $1000 (166 comments in total)
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muljao: Look at what quality can be bought now for not massive money.

From experience now I have to say ergonomics beat overall sensor performance (I mean a few points here and there as opposed to a good sensor Vs a bad one). I bought a gx80/85 and did not like it at all. There was nothing really wrong with it but I didn't enjoy using it. I sold it and reluctantly bought a G80/85 and enjoy this one so much, even though it's main specs are almost identical.

I can see that others would be the exact opposite and prefer the smaller form factor of the gx model. Either way, with cams as good as these at this price point it's a good time to be buying into a system

You nailed it. All these camera's IQ is good enough for most of us. It is ergonomics or some special feature that will matter and that is subjective.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2017 at 08:04 UTC
On article Sony a7R Mark III review (1225 comments in total)
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DPReview007: My preorder went in. This camera is now so compelling vs. the recent lackluster Canon product releases (6D II WT$F????), it is hard to resist.

6DII is ergnomically better camera, articulated screen is better for video and dual pixel probabaly better and easier to use than whatever Sony has. These are things you notice only when you realy use cameras, not just masturbate over spec sheet. But yes, Canon is a bi**h for not including 4K, zebra and few more goodies.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
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caravan: Whatever happened to the Nikon 850 ?

Newer and more shiny toy appeared.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 13:10 UTC

I'm not inclined toward Sony cameras but this looks damn impressive. AF joystick (finally!), 14bit RAW for electronic shutter, 5-axis IBIS, works with Canon glass with Meatabones, full sensor width 4K video, weather seals, double SD cards, 600 shot battery and better EVF just to name few that caught my eye.

These are mighty specs and now I am really curios how the 2018's Nikon and Canon FF mirrorless offerings will look like.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 115th comment | 7 replies
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Woodyz: I am perfectly happy with my no-feature Sony A7. Barebone full frame.

That 24MP FF sensor and a couple Zeiss lenses will be good probably for another decade.

Why would A7 break down? There's no reason for it not to work for a decade in usual shooting conditions.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 16:29 UTC

Will be bought by a few hipsters but that's about it.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:18 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
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gatorengineer: I would rather have had a 35mm F1.7/1.8 that wasnt the size of a bus, and was priced affordably

I agree. Even this lens is fine as there are more choices for everyone, but for a7/A9 a good F/1.8 lens at 300-400 grams and around 50-60 mm in length would be more interesting. Essentially half of what they made including the price.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 08:11 UTC
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zamorac: Pentax Q! What a blast from the past! Well done Metabones. Now stop playing and make something that will be bought by more than two people.

BTW why not make medium format to Sony FE full frame booster or something like that? Instead we get this.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 07:59 UTC

Pentax Q! What a blast from the past! Well done Metabones. Now stop playing and make something that will be bought by more than two people.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 07:57 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies

"Gamechanger" is an overused word these days.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 07:40 UTC as 8th comment

24fps? This thing will produce hundreds if not thousands of images in a matter of minutes. How much time would anyone need to spend reviewing all these images?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 240th comment | 2 replies
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lattesweden: Now that is real street photography...

This is not street photography, this was staged with actors walking or standing where she told them to.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 08:27 UTC
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mxx: Why the different names for North America and the rest of the world? It's just a jumble of letters and numbers anyway.

MIke, TZ80 is previous generation. This one (in this article) only has two names (haha) ZS70 for north america and TZ90 for the rest of the world.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 18:57 UTC
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Spectro: That is it, getting a new hobby.

It's too late for me. I cycle with a backpack full of cameras and lenses.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 07:38 UTC

TLDR after the first sentence. "Forever lenses" from a company that changed three lens mounts in the fast five years? Oh wow!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 97th comment | 7 replies
On article Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses (218 comments in total)

Can't stand the HDR look.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 10:10 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies

Is it a typo in specifications or this camera accepts only MICRO SD cards? Micro SD is way to small and fiddly for regular use.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 11:15 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies

10cm lenght and 360g weight at 2.8 constant aperture... I hope IQ is worth the $$$. Compare that to Canon and Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 behemots...

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:09 UTC as 19th comment
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(unknown member): I just figured out Instagram. It feeds on two human desires: to be thought of as creative or meaningful and to have instant feedback. By making a photo look old it automatically appears to be a part of the past, lending it the kind of reverance only conferred by age. So they can take a picture that suddenly looks old, meaningful, and more creative than some realistic looking photo would look.
Those people are going to be disappointed in twenty years when they wish they had a lot of photos that looked like actual photos from a period in their life.....each generation of camera and the uniqueness of each age is more than enough flavor in a photograph. They're going to realize how they warped and butchered their memories.

This is one of the best comments I read on the whole hipsta-insta-photo style. Those photos might look appealing now, but in 20 years people will wonder why their photos look like something from thier parents youth.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 07:33 UTC
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